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[Aug. 27th, 2002|07:57 pm]
More IC stuff. The HCI talk was actually sort of interesting. There was a guy that had a PhD thesis recently that involved some software artifact or another and not building little hardware thingies. (even though some of the blue-sky hardware thingies in the video were neat) I should look it up...

After the lunch there were pictures taken, talks from the speech group, and "grad student survival". They keep warning us about "information overload" but I feel like I'm hearing a reasonably sized set of facts twelve billion times. Although the assertion made during Ted Wong's talk that one should make sure to get at least an hour of work done every day and to make that hour the first hour is a good point. I've definitely found that starting with work rather than email-checking leads to much greater productivity for the day.

From: kaustuv
2002-08-28 02:44 pm (UTC)
It's one now? Back when I was a frosh they told us to get eight hours of work in or we'd never graduate in time, and eventually forced to give how-to talks to incomings.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2002-08-28 09:29 pm (UTC)
Well, the idea was that if you start by checking your email, you're more likely to piss away the day checking email and similar things, and if you start by doing work, you're more likely to, uh, piss away the day doing work. So you're not so much aiming at one hour a day as making that an absolute minimum, and strategically positioning it to get a full day of work.
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